How to succeed as a young professional: 4 steps

Panel of young credit union leaders provides insights into workplace success.

A panel of four young credit union professionals offered advice to peers at the 2018 CUNA Young Professionals Conference in Madison, Wis.

The discussion included topics such as responding to myths about millennials, taking an active role within the movement, handling failure, and engaging other professionals.

Four pieces of advice they offered:

1. Make your voice heard

There’s a stigma that millennials are lazy, entitled, and not respected when it comes to workplace discussions. Being prepared and knowledgeable about topics when you go into discussions will earn you respect from your peers.

“We want to have a voice, we want to be heard,” says Brian Lee, chief financial officer at Landings Credit Union, Tempe, Ariz. “But it’s not necessarily just talking loud.”


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